Definition of empty-headed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌem(p)tēˈhedəd/ /ˌɛm(p)tiˈhɛdəd/


  • Unintelligent and foolish.

    ‘why did they promote that empty-headed man?’
    • ‘In many games on the market today, women are portrayed as empty-headed bimbos that need saving, all the while wearing little more than a handkerchief.’
    • ‘In this episode the merry band of plastic surgeons valiantly strives to rescue empty-headed bimbos who want to ‘look 17 for ever‘.’
    • ‘I have been around them enough to know that your mother is a manipulative gossip, and your sisters are empty-headed and vapid.’
    • ‘He wasn't really surprised, since he had quickly come to the realization that most of his class was composed of ditzy, empty-headed folk.’
    • ‘Ace had this sort of stupid, empty-headed look on his face.’
    • ‘A more useless, empty-headed crowd of saddos I've seldom, if ever, met.’
    • ‘If you're a shy, sensitive person, you could be branded as suffering from avoidant personality disorder, while the empty-headed extrovert in the next office is seen as a model of mental fitness.’
    • ‘‘My view is that she would not have married him… the surface charms of this empty-headed playboy would soon have worn off,’ he said.’
    • ‘Never anything less than her own woman, this ferociously independent-minded and intelligent Scot is very far removed from the cliché of an empty-headed actress.’
    • ‘Not every woman is a shallow, empty-headed twit.’
    • ‘As vacant as the empty picture frames that adorn its set, this is an empty-headed attempt at romantic comedy.’
    • ‘And yet you know this is just more empty-headed piffle.’
    • ‘That's not to say the film is empty-headed escapism.’
    • ‘If you utter your opinions in public, you will set half the country against you; if you utter no opinions at all, you will be scoffed at as empty-headed.’
    • ‘For much of the play, the kidnappers, and the student rebels to a lesser degree, are portrayed as empty-headed buffoons.’
    • ‘In the midst of all this pathetic, empty-headed and incredibly dull nonsense, I offer you some photos I took late on Christmas Eve.’
    • ‘All image, no substance, she was the perfect empty-headed icon for an empty-hearted, image-obsessed society.’
    • ‘This is pure flim flam appealing to none but the empty-headed - just about Sally's intellectual level.’
    • ‘We not only worship empty-headed celebrities, we elect them to the highest office in the state.’
    • ‘She comes across as an empty-headed, weak woman in all this hoopla over her book.’
    stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, foolish, silly, brainless, half-witted, witless, vacuous, vapid, hare-brained, feather-brained, birdbrained, pea-brained, scatterbrained, scatty, giddy, skittish, flighty, frivolous, thoughtless
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/ˌem(p)tēˈhedəd/ /ˌɛm(p)tiˈhɛdəd/